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Dinner with interesting guests

William Hobbs of Lexington said he would invite an eclectic group of South Carolinians for a dream dinner. 

“My three guests all contributed part of themselves to South Carolina and our society at large,” he said. “Dr. Charles Townes of Greenville invented the laser, changing physics as we know it; Ms. Mary McLeod Bethune of Mayesville fought for the importance of education for all; and my uncle lived as an out gay man in South Carolina, serving as inspiration for many (he was also a fantastic host).”

DREAM DINNER GUESTS: “Townes, Bethune and my Uncle Lon.”

DRINK: Whiskey Sour from Husk. “A whiskey sour to end the delicious meal: bitter and sweet at the same time. Preferably with Bulleit Rye, and Husk makes a delicious one.”

APPETIZER: Cheese and charcuterie board from Fast and French. “The cheese and charcuterie board at Fast and French is divine and constantly changing. It’s also a nod to the French Huguenots and the wonderful history they bring to Charleston.”

ENTREE: Quail from Slightly North of Board. “Hopefully, quail will come back on the SNOB menu because it’s wonderful — delicate and delicious. Over a bed of greens, it makes for a light and fulfilling meal.”

DESSERT: Assorted pastries and cookies from Saffron. “Saffron’s pastries and cookies are all delicious, and my three guests are so different (except that they’re all South Carolinians), so why not let everyone choose their favorite?”

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